Saturday, 14 February 2009

IT (again)

Do IT people live in a different world to the rest of us?
I ask this because my and a lot of other people's e-mail has been down recently, we are completely locked out of the system. What is IT's response? They send an e-mail out asking people not to call them if they have a problem with their e-mail. What??? The only reason I found out about this is that someone whose e-mail was working showed it to me.

Why is it that after every upgrade to our IT system of whatever kind the system then goes down? Surely by now they should have computers which work.


Elaine said...

And now do you wonder about the vast sums of money down the drain for the (alleged) new NHS computer systemss.

Incompetent IT people + greedy IT firms + politicians = disaster. (I shall use no adjective to describe politicians, as I should probably be locked up for a very long time.

Mike said...

I believe it's called job security for the IT folks. If nothing ever happened then the NHS wouldn't need to employ so many of them.

Putting out an e-mail to let people know that the system is down is sort of funny though. That might be a candidate for a Darwin award.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Found your blog by accident. Will be back. Any grumpy old devil is worth reading. Will read in more detail later. Knackered at the moment after a long (retired) day. Keep up the good work.

Anne said...

grumpy is there any way to email u? i am currently a nursing student in the US but i am interested in working in the UK if its possible. just looking for a perspective if u have one. Thanks!

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